What do you have at your disposal that will help you achieve the highest levels of success? That’s an important question. The temptation is to focus on finances or money, and most do this. This is not necessarily an unreasonable assumption, but there is more at your disposal than money.
Most teachers who divide life into it’s primary segments give “Finances” as it’s own classification. I had to think long and hard before I was able to resist this temptation myself. But in the end I choose to broaden “Finances” to include all the “Resources” we have at our disposal.
“Resource Optimization™” was born out of the attempt to reveal that we have much more at our disposal than simply money—as important as that might be. When it comes to optimizing ourselves, or making ourselves better so that we can achieve success, we have much more than money at our disposal. Resource Optimization focuses on any resources you might have at your disposal that will assist you on your journey to success.
A “resource” is something that a persons has at their disposal, which they can manage for the furtherance of their success. It is, by definition, an asset that can be drawn upon, when needed, to improve one’s circumstances. As already stated money is not the only resource available to a person who wants to reach their full potential—though it is a significant one.
Financial resources are only one of many possible resources available to a person on their success journey. The more resources an individual has at their disposal, the more opportunity they have to rise to their full potential. It is possible to succeed in life without an abundance of resources, but they sure help.
It should be noted, however, that an abundance of resources does not guarantee that a person will achieve their full potential, nor does a lack of resources suggest that a person will not achieve their full potential. There are plenty of examples of people who achieved great things with very little, while others accomplished very little with an abundance of resources at their disposal. The amount of resources is not the primary issue. The management of resources, whether great or small, is the difference maker.
Wisdom in the management of personal resources is an important part of the journey to success as you strive to increase your potential, productivity, and performance. The proper management of your resources, whether they are modest or excessive, will certainly contribute to the quality of your existence, as well as to your ability to increase your effectiveness.